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Listen: A Conversation on Community Policing

Fri, 2015-05-22 13:44

Over the past few months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have signed petitions on our We the People petitions platform related to community policing, in the wake of the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and others. This week, we invited these petition signers to join a White House call about improving community-police relations.
Yesterday's conversation participants included:

Roy Austin, Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity

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Celebrating World Trade, Growth, Expansion and Job Creation

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:04

This is a guest blog post by Harry Arnon, the President and CEO of Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. and cross posted from Tradeology.
I am honored to have received the President’s “E” Award for Exports on Monday. As a worldwide innovator in high performance adhesive sealants and precision dispensing equipment, Hernon Manufacturing, Inc. creates adhesives and sealants for companies across the globe. During World Trade Month 2015, HERNON has a lot to celebrate!

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National Jewish American Heritage Month: What It Means to Be Part of the Jewish American Community

Fri, 2015-05-22 10:00

Jewish American values are woven into the fabric of American life and have shaped the progress we’ve made as a country. That history has fundamentally shaped the President’s personal views and leadership. As he told The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: 

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International Company ABB Invests in Michigan

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:31

I was thrilled to be in Southeastern Michigan earlier this week to participate in the grand opening of ABB’s first North American manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills.  
As global leader in power and automation technologies, ABB’s investment in Michigan demonstrates their commitment to the U.S. market and is a strong signal that America has the most attractive investment climate in the world. 

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Supporting Regional Innovation for Global Competitiveness

Fri, 2015-05-22 09:15

The world is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Companies and organizations that don’t innovate today may not be around tomorrow. The Obama Administration recognizes the vital importance of supporting innovation, and the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has been at the forefront of those efforts through its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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#HonorThem This Memorial Day

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00

Memorial Day is America’s most solemn holiday – a day to honor the sacrifices of those who have given their lives in defense of our country and the values we hold dear.
So, today, we pay...

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#DreamSmallBiz: National Small Business Week Recap – Part One

Fri, 2015-05-22 00:00

Earlier this month, we celebrated National Small Business Week and honored small businesses and entrepreneurs for their hard work and contributions to our communities. This year’s theme was “Dream...

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What They’re Saying: Military Leaders Respond to the President’s Call to Battle Climate Change

Thu, 2015-05-21 16:41

Yesterday, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 134th Cadet Class of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The President congratulated the class on all they had achieved over the last four years, but reminded them of the challenges they will face both domestic and abroad; challenges like counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
Of the greatest challenges the Cadets will face will be those wrought by our changing climate. As the President stated:

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Keeping Up with the Cabinet: Honoring 45 American Companies for Export Excellence

Thu, 2015-05-21 13:38

This week, I had the honor of presenting 45 American companies with the President's “E” and “E” Star Awards, a recognition awarded to U.S. businesses that have made significant contributions to U.S. exports. These awardees, which range from small- and medium- sized businesses to household names, understand the importance of exports to their bottom line, American jobs, and the U.S. economy.

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Come See the Technologies That Will Run the Smart Cities of the Future

Thu, 2015-05-21 12:25

Most of us—54 percent of the world’s population, in fact—live in cities. They offer great opportunities in terms of jobs, education, healthcare and public resources. However, they also come with significant challenges related to transportation, energy, pollution and disaster response. In the cities of the future, machines and systems linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks will enhance the opportunities cities offer and help us meet their challenges.

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